The ICT Policy Support Program programme (ICT PSP) aims to leverage ICT innovation in response to societal demands. The Commission invites applications from individuals with a view to establish a database of independent external experts providing assistance in the evaluation of proposals, the review of projects and other tasks related to the implementation of ICT PSP. The first call for project proposals under ICT PSP opened on 23 May. Potential experts are encouraged to register now in order to be available for the evaluation sessions in the autumn of 2007.

The ICT PSP call for experts is now open.

The ICT Policy Support Program (ICT PSP) is an innovation programme in support of the i2010 initiative on growth and employment. Business, organisations and citizens can make more and better use of ICT based services and products. ICT PSP is a proactive response to this challenge and supports projects, thematic networks and other activities that stimulate the uptake of ICT.

ICT PSP is focusing on three themes in 2007; eGovernment, eInclusion and eHealth. The Commission invites individuals to register as experts and assist in the evaluation of project proposals, review of projects and other tasks requiring specialised skills and competences.

The request for expertise is very wide and oriented towards innovation. ICT PSP does not support research activities. Experts are supposed to have a university degree and a minimum of five years work experience. Experts must have the ability to evaluate proposals and review project reports and other documents written in English. Knowledge of other EU languages is an advantage.

The programme invites individuals with experience from public as well as private sector to register. A full overview of the skills and competences requested is available on the registration page.

Early application is particularly encouraged, as the first evaluation sessions are expected for autumn 2007.